#7704 imperialis

Imperial Moth

Eacles imperialias (Drury, 1773)

Family: Saturniidae

Status: Rare resident

Range: Eastern United States west to extreme eastern Nebraska and central Texas.

Larval Hostplant(s): Various trees, Sycamores (Platanus) at Indian Cave State Park and possibly oaks (Quercus sp.) in Nebraska.

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Broods/Flight Times: Two broods. Most Nebraska records are June and August.

Habitat: Deciduous woodlands.

Avg. Wingspan: 3 – nearly 7 Inches

Found at: Indian Cave State Park, Fontenelle Forest.

Overwintering: As pupae underground.

Similar Species: None


đź”—Links: Moth Photographers Group, BugGuide.net

Imperial Moth, 1st instar larva, photo by Steve Spomer
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